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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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18 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:14 | Tran: 10:06 | Set: 19:55
Alt: 24.14°   Az: 65.09°   Direction: East-North-East

18 Aurigae is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Auriga.

18 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.49. Because of its faintness, 18 Aurigae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 18 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 18 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 18 Aurigae during the next 10000 years (1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 21m 00s
+34° 00’ 33”
17h 47m 14s
23h 08m 15s

J2000

05h 19m 23s
+33° 59’ 08”

Galactic Coordinates

172.72°
-1.92°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 18 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 18 Aurigae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.49
Main-sequence

2.20
A7V
7866K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 18 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

18 Aurigae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 18 Aurigae double sysyem:

6.49
11.79
5.3
3.8 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

18 Aurigae is distant 235.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

72.20
235.38
7 km/s
0.009 arcsec/y
-0.01"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO57893
SAO57893

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 18 Aurigae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.0°
Max altitude: 72.5°
Azimuth: 304.0°